A granizada in Spain is rather like a granita in Italy, or a water ice elsewhere. This drink was probably more the texture of a slushy sorbet, so didn´t know what to call it!
We had friends from the UK to stay for a week, and whilst eating and drinking we tried to balance out some of the inevitable excesses with plenty of fruit and salad.
To make this drink I whizzed up (with my stick blender in a jug) about 6 large ices cubes made from the slightly cooked pitted cherries I had prepared a couple of weeks ago for Cherry Jam with a large chunk of sweet watermelon (about a quarter of a small one) and a few leaves of mint.
So easy, so fresh, and next time I´ll add a little cava as inspired by spicegirlfla and her Chilled Mixed Berry and Prosecco Soup. Cheers!!
41 thoughts on “Cherry and Watermelon Granizada”
Hi Chica. This drink looks so refreshing. Thanks for sharing.
Regards Florence x
It was delish!
What an amazing and refreshing drink!!! Love the idea of pairing watermelon with cherries!!! Your photos looks stunning!
Grazie – it was a lovely combination!
Mmmm… I’d love one of these right now! Nothing is more perfect than having a refreshing fruit drink in these hot summer days! The color is gorgeous, so rich. I love that you pared cherries with watermelon, I’d never have thought of that! Thanks for the mention!
You´re welcome, wish I´d thought of putting the cava in before I´d drunk it!
You make such wonderful drinks!
You too, she says humbly!
ooh How I am missing your cooking! Ex
Aaaah – thank you!
Oh yes, please, may I have a tub of this? It looks wonderful… and we all need to stay hydrated, now don’t we? (grin) Mmmm!!
Just packing it up now…. 🙂
I’d pay duty… Mmmm!
Definitely would be worth it 🙂
Oh YUMMY! What a fabulous healthy fresh drink.
Stick blenders are the best! Not sure what we did before them.
Lots of elbow grease or a pestle and mortar I think! Much easier now 🙂
I want one now! 🙂
I´ll just get you a glass….
This looks fruity and fresh. Yum.
Oh yes, I have my fresh and fruity moments!
The color of the drink is just incredible. Your friends must have hated to leave…you make such wonderful sounding things.
It was a stunning colour and we tried for ages to come up with a better sounding name for the drink to match the colour! I think they were a little sad to go 😦
now I am missing summer 🙂
I´ll be saying the same when you´re enjoying it….!
Ooh this is simply gorgeous! Summer in a glass. Must try making a granita-type drink with some local fruit
You´re right – summer in a glass. Guess it would be good with mango pulp and lime perhaps?!
I have to give this a try ’cause it looks delicious 😉
Let me know how you get on if you do!
What a lovely refreshing looking drink. Looks very healthy too!
It was so good and, I´m sure, bursting with vitamins! Thank you for visiting and commenting, most kind.
Cherry, cherries, cannot get enough of the cherries, wait until you see my blog posts, am going to start posting as soon as I have caught up with all the reading….RaeDi
Am heading over to your blog in a moment as I see you´ve already posted some wonderful cherry recipes!
What a lovely idea! I’ll try this in summer when our tropical fruits are in season – mango, litchi, etc. thanks, Chica 🙂
Think mango has to be my all time favourite fruit – an ice made with mango would be amazing. 🙂
Refreshing and tasty! I just need it to warm up a bit now 🙂
Yes, I slept with a big quilt and an extra blanket in London. Last night here in Spain it was a sheet which was thrown off in the night!
Guess who I just met at the taj mahal …… 🙂
We had friends from the UK to stay for a week, and whilst eating and drinking we tried to balance out some of the inevitable excesses with plenty of fruit and salad